Much like the one seen in the movie The Matrix
, the consumer-available EMP
) device will render all nearby electronics permanently
or temporarily useless
, depending on the nature
of the device affected. Its primary
use, once it becomes available in the near-future, will be to fend off attacks
by evil octopus
bent on world domination
and/or making babies
It works by generating a powerful wave of EM energy which overloads electrical circuits. The circuits become overloaded because, by Faraday's law, the magnetic flux generates current in ALL of the circuits in a device at the same time, causing a general shutdown.
Also good for clearing hard disks!